In association with The Music Club of London
In the first of today's two concerts we welcome Chandos Chamber Choir and conductor James Davey. This early-evening concert will explore a cappella repertoire both ancient and more modern, ranging from Renaissance polyphony by Tallis and Palestrina to Jonathan Harvey's Come Holy Ghost. The programme will also include Duruflé's beautiful Quatre Motets, Sir Michael Tippett's Five Negro Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time', and the mesmerising transcription of Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings for choir to the Latin text of Agnus Dei.
- Paulus The Old Church
- Duruflé Quatre Motets
- Tippett Five Negro Spirituals
- Barber Agnus Dei
- Harvey Come Holy Ghost
- Tallis In ieiunio et fletu
- Palestrina Agnus Dei (from Missa Aeterna Christi Munera); Sicut Servus
Chandos Chamber Choir
Conductor - James Davey
This concert lasts approximately one hour without an interval.
Tickets £19 (premium) £14 (unreserved) children £5 - book online now.
The premium package includes reserved seat + programme + interval drink.
NB a reduced price combined ticket is available for this evening's two concerts when you purchase both concerts together. Simply choose tickets for the first concert and then click ‘Continue Shopping’ and choose tickets for the second concert. A 25% discount will be applied when you checkout.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
Founded in 1985, the Chandos Chamber Choir, formerly the Handel Opera Chorus, is an amateur choir based in London of approximately 30 voices. The choir takes its name from the Chandos Anthems of Handel, in turn taking their name from the Duke of Chandos, Handel’s patron from 1718 to 1719. The choir has sung a number of evensongs at St.Lawrence Whitchurch, Stanmore, where Handel was organist for the Duke of Chandos.
Over the past 30 years the choir has given concerts in many venues in London and further afield including Oxford, Cambridge and Winchester. Its repertoire is wide ranging covering both a capella and accompanied sacred and secular music from the sixteenth century to the present day. The choir undertakes regular Cathedral weekends and has performed in Salisbury, Ely, Lincoln and Bristol, and also tours; a trip to Eire is planned for 2018.